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Psychology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (ARWU) Stillwater, OK, United States
At the undergraduate level, the Oklahoma State University Department of Psychology offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. At the graduate level, the Department of Psychology offers Ph. D. programs in Lifespan Development and Clinical Psychology.
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Overview

The Department of Psychology teaches courses in clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, neurobiological, social psychology, and applied areas. Instruction is provided via lecture format, laboratory situations, discussion groups, and in one-to-one mentorship arrangements.

A Psychology major who graduates with a BA or BS leaves with a solid education and adequate preparation for entry-level employment in one of many potential career paths. The undergraduate years are an excellent time for exploring careers through course work, conversations with people who have careers that interest you, internships, and part time jobs. In a recent program review of the Department, it was found that approximately 64% of the graduates from the Department stopped their education at the Bachelor's level. Of these people, 24% were in jobs directly relating to psychology (i. e. social service jobs), and 40% were in jobs not directly relating to psychology (i. e. retail, teaching).

As part of the undergraduate curriculum, there are often opportunities for internships, independent study, and research. Any of these may provide excellent work experience. By the time you graduate with a bachelor's degree, it is possible to have assembled a resume with work experience attractive to employers.

There are numerous employment opportunities for those who choose to finish their education with a bachelor's degree. Community agencies offer employment at the bachelor's level. Community service opportunities include social service positions that involve direct client-professional interaction.

Research careers are available through local state and federal governments, through community agencies and through private industry. In any of these areas, one can be involved in coordination of the research project or in data collection and analysis. Salary ranges average from $12,000 to $28,000. Students who plan to end their college education at the bachelor's level are encouraged to work with the Career Services Office located in 360 Student Union. Students should sign up with the Career Services Office at the beginning of their senior year or two semesters before they graduate. The Career Services Office provides services such as writing a resume, interviewing techniques and also provides job opportunity listings throughout the United States and abroad. Also the Department has a booklet (What to do with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology) available for majors applying to jobs at the end of their bachelor's career.

Career

As an Oklahoma State University student, you will find many internship and employment opportunities. Looking to build your professional network and cover college costs? Review part-time or work-study position openings, including both on- and off-campus jobs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Succeeding in Psychology
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Psychology of Adjustment
  • Clinical Child Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology of Human Sexuality
  • Social Psychology
  • Honors Experience in Psychology
  • Psychology of Motivation
  • Psychology of Humor
  • Psychology of Art
  • Neurobiological Psychology
  • Comparative Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed Admission/Scholarship application
  • Copy of Passport Bio page
    • English proficiency test (PBT/IBT TOEFL or IELTS)
    • Official high school transcript (average GPA 3.0 and above). Transcripts must be submitted in original language and translated to English.
    • College transcript from each institution attended (if you have earned college-level credit). Transcripts must be submitted in original language and translated to English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    38700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38700 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    23180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23180 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Stillwater

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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